Donate Food to Manna

We couldn’t share food with our neighbors without you.  Manna appreciates donations both from individuals & groups.

One of the ways you can help is to sponsor a food drive at your office, faith-based organization, civic group, school, club, or neighborhood association.  Check out this Most Needed Foods List to donate the most healthy and helpful foods.

You can drop off food donations Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm or on the second Saturday of the month from 10 am to 2 pm at:

Manna Food Center
9311 Gaither Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
(301) 424-1130  |  info@mannafood.org

We are about a ½ mile from Shady Grove Rd.

An after-hours drop box is located outside the main entrance for donations made after our regular office hours.

If you collect a large amount of food (more than a minivan will hold), we may be able to arrange for one of our trucks to pick up the donated food with advance notice. Simply contact Manna at 301-424-1130. Please note that we may need several days lead time – or even a couple of weeks during busy times (especially the holidays)– in order to pick up your donation.

Foods Unsuitable for Donation

Kindly note that we CANNOT distribute the following:

Before you donate food that is past it’s best by or best if used by or sell by date take some time to learn about package dates first here.  As you’ll learn, most food is perfectly good to eat weeks, months, and even years past those dates!  Knowing this, Manna does share food past date.  Here’s a guide to how long past date we’ll distribute commonly donated items: